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60,000 nurses needed by 2020 in Canada: firm

By JEANDIE O. GALOLOISOLDE D. AMANTE/sunstar.com.ph Filipino nurses are needed in Canada. That’s according to immigration consultancy firm Enhance Visa, who noted a demand for at least 60,000 nurses in the country by 2020, quoting the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA). Occupations listed in Canada’s labor shortage include nurses Read more »

Filipino nurses want equal education recognition in Canada

By Jhong de la Cruz/inquirer.net – A support group for Philippine-trained nurses is launching a petition drive to ask nursing governing bodies to recognize Filipinos’ nursing education as comparable to that of Canadian registered nurses. Calling themselves Pinoy Nurses IEN-NNAS Application for Canadian Registration, members of the group have become Read more »

Pinoy caregivers struggle to advance in careers in Canada

By Veronica Silva, ABS-CBN Canada Filipino migrant groups in Ontario are working with two Toronto-based universities to study how Pinoy live-in caregivers are transitioning after completing the Live-In Caregiver Program (LCP). The LCP is a federal government program that allows Temporary Foreign Workers to seek permanent residency, and eventually citizenship. Read more »

The Filipino Factor: Dispelling the Filipino worker stereotype

They’re not just live-in caregivers. Many are nurses who want to live and work in Canada. By Joanne Lee-Young – Vancouver Sun Third in a four-part series For many Canadians, the image of a Filipino worker is one of a nanny pushing a baby carriage. But the reality is quickly Read more »

Search abroad pays off for Saskatchewan hospitals

By Diane Jermyn – www.ctv.ca In 2008, a recruitment mission from the Saskatoon Health Region flew to the Philippines and offered contracts to 105 nurses. Out of the 95 who came, 93 passed the Canadian Registered Nursing Exam and are on the job at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon City Hospital Read more »

Granny nannies

This new class of caregiver is booming, and quite unregulated By Katie Engelhart When Esther Heckbert told her mother she wanted to leave the Philippines to work as a babysitter abroad, her mother was leery. “She said, ‘babysitter? You’re done university!’ ” The two were folding laundry at their home Read more »

Filipino nurses find life sweet in rural RHAs

Recruitment program working By: Larry Kusch Joan Duhaylungsod has had to make a lot of adjustments since leaving the Philippines seven months ago for a nursing job in Pilot Mound.

Filipino Nurses in Canada Vulnerable to Exploitation, Misleading and Abusive Policies

By Jhong de la Cruz – bulatlat.com When the United States shut its door to foreign nurses in 2008, many turned to Canada. Also a First World country with a large number of nurses due to retire soon, Canada is now fast becoming a leading destination for foreign nurses, particularly Read more »

Nurse shortage turns into glut

Critics fear return to 1990s slash mentality By Jodie Sinnema, THE EDMONTON JOURNAL One year ago, the Edmonton area was short hundreds of nurses. Operating rooms were routinely shut down, people with broken bones waited longer for care and the health region scrambled to find foreign-trained nurses from the United Read more »

Nurses make the grade

Pass rate on exam higher than expected for Filipino recruits By Lana Haight – The Star Phoenix Saskatoon Health Region administrators are over the moon with the recent exam results of Filipino nurses recruited to work in the region. “We’re really proud of the nurses from the Philippines,” enthused Jo-Ann Read more »